"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."-Margaret Mead "The only thing worse than being blind, is having sight but no vision."-Helen Keller
Here I am. My computer skills are next to nil, yet I'm still able to write this message using voice to text. I know how to cut and paste, to make a link and I know how to crop photos. In the end, my problem seems to have been that the Machinery took the capital letters away from my name. The good news is that NASA and the CIA don't have to worry about me hacking their computer systems.
Thank you all for your concern, I was incredibly busy for a long while. During a period that should have been my slow season, I was busy every day. Have done almost nothing on my land in the past year, other than a pond that was dug in 90 minutes with my tenants excavator. There's good news on that front. In the middle of August, during the driest season, if the water is sucked out, it refills from beneath at approximately 1200 gallons per day. Hooray. Some of my neighbors who paid much more for their smaller properties, are not able to find any surface water. This pond will not be sealed. Water will be pumped to other locations where the ponds will be sealed.
Every other project has been put on hold. I made some money and expect to completely pay off a small mortgage and have some left over. Boom!
I've come up with an idea. The moment it popped into my head I thought, damn I'm brilliant. A minute later I thought, why didn't I think of this years ago? I plan to build at least one small house on a trailer. I get building materials for free. Smaller windows and doors often don't sell. I often get quantities of siding and metal roofing that are too small for most uses. I plan to get my first small house framed, without windows or doors, and then finish it as time and resources permit. The world is crawling with Builders of small homes, but someone who gets building materials for free should have a tremendous advantage in this market. I will also live in unfinished units and store my tools in them at various work locations.
For several years I have kept the cost of keeping a roof over my head at approximately equivalent to 1 days earnings per month. I've lived in some little holes in the wall. Now I will live in a small house behind my truck and I expect the cost of that roof to drop much further.
Dale Hodgins wrote: I get building materials for free. Smaller windows and doors often don't sell. I often get quantities of siding and metal roofing that are too small for most uses. I plan to get my first small house framed, without windows or doors, and then finish it as time and resources permit..
WHAT?! Your standards have slipped while you were away. You used to get paid to haul off that free stuff!